Meet Our Hero . . .
Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth’s sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past . . . and the key to his future. The problem is—it’s written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word.
Meet Our Heroine . . .
All the ton agreed: there was no one quite like Hyacinth Bridgerton. She’s fiendishly smart, devilishly outspoken, and, according to Gareth, probably best in small doses. But there’s something about her—something charming and vexing—that grabs him and won’t quite let go . . .
Meet Poor Mr. Mozart . . .
Or don’t. But rest assured, he’s spinning in his grave when Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual—and annually discordant—Smythe-Smith musicale. To Hyacinth, Gareth’s every word seems a dare, and she offers to translate his diary, even though her Italian is slightly less than perfect. But as they delve into the mysterious text, they discover that the answers they seek lie not in the diary, but in each other . . . and that there is nothing as simple—or as complicated—as a single, perfect kiss.
It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn is an interesting read. It is definitely everything one wants in a historical regency romance novel. I found the heroine unique. In fact, the title of the book comes from a phrase within a novel she reads to an older duchess. A duchess who is related to the infuriating hero. He does everything he can to stay away from his abusive father. His father abused him in two ways, verbally and neglecting him during his youth. Gareth loved school only because it meant he got away from his father and was with friends. He did well in school. His schooling was only provided because he was claimed as a legitimate heir by his father. A father whom he finally learns was never his actual father. But when Gareth crosses paths with the enchanting heroine she finds the key to his true father. Once more his relationship with his father he knew is changed. I loved the complex relationships within this read. The relationships made this book fascinating. There is plenty of humor, banters between the protagonists, interfering family members, and a heated romance included. Overall, I loved this book. Juila Quinn can definitely write an unforgettable romance.